Straddling two continents

The Third Bridge over the Bosphorus: enchantment and commitment

The bridge has the power to unite. In Istanbul, this power carries a certain element of enchantment.

With its three bridges over the Bosphorus Strait, the Turkish metropolis is one of the most fascinating cities in the world as it straddles two continents: Europe and Asia.

The third and most recently built bridge – built by Webuild, just like the second bridge – is a hybrid between a cable bridge and a suspension bridge. It nevertheless takes the title as the world’s widest suspension bridge with a single deck slab at 59 metres. There are eight vehicle lanes, four for each direction. Then there are two lines for high-speed trains. The towers are the tallest of their kind in the world at approximately 320 metres, surpassing the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The bridge is 2.164 kilometres long, and it serves more than 135,000 vehicles in each direction on a daily basis.